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O VIDEO #5: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking – Know Your STUFF!

This Video is the Fifth of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking.”

Here’s another one of my “Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.”

Know your “Stuff!”

I mean really know your “Stuff!”

Confidence in your Competence will lower anxiety.

If you’re given a Speaking Opportunity, and don’t really know your stuff, don’t take it!

Remember, my mantra is, Speaking Opportunities are BusinessCareer, and Leadership Opportunities.” No one has ever challenged that. Why would they!

If you’re not ready for that presentation, don’t give it! Read More→

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O VIDEO #4: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking – Write Your Own Introduction!

This Video is the Fourth of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

Here’s another one of my Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.

Write your own Introduction.

If you’re the Speaker, it’s your responsibility to write it.

The emcee should read it as if they wrote it.

It is not your bio. No one cares who you went to school, how many animals you have, who your spouse is, what kind of stamps you collect. That doesn’t matter.

The Introduction is an opportunity to say great things about yourself. Don’t be modest here! Read More→

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O VIDEO #3: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking – Name Tags!

This Video is the Third of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking.”

Here’s another one of my “Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.”

Insist on Name Tags for your audience.

Name Tags reach out, and pull you in.

They close the gap between people.

And for one of my Best Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking, Arrive Early and Meet and Greet, they’re dynamite! Read More→

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O VIDEO #2: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking – Arrive Early!

This Video is the Second of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking!

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Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking.”

Here’s another one of my “Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.”

Arrive Early!

I always try to be one of the very first to arrive at a venue where I’ll be speaking. And when you do, meet and greet people!

It is amazing how much easier it is to speak to an audience where you have shaken the hand and thanked those who are arriving. Read More→

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"No Sweat Public Speaking! Open-Mico Speaking Opportunities are:
BusinessCareer, and Leadership Opportunities!”

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, have read any of my books, or heard me speak, you know that’s my mantra!

People who take and make those “Speaking Opportunities;” grow their Businesses, advance their Careers, and increase their Leadership Roles.”

No one has ever challenged that. Why would they?

One question I’m asked is, “OK, Fred, I agree with your premise. Where are those speaking opportunities and how do I get them?”

The obvious answer is: Contact the Usual Suspects:

Rotary and Lions’ Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and other civic organizations meet regularly and usually have a guest speaker. Propose a subject in your area of expertise. It should be high in content and not a sales pitch. The idea, as it is in many Speaking Opportunities you are seeking, is to present yourself as an Expert. We like to work with Experts, plus, Experts can command higher fees for their products and services.

Perhaps the company you work for gives internal and external, seminars and workshops. Become one of the presenters! It’s an opportunity for a leadership role and possible career advancement.

Many times we speak, and don’t consider the occasion to be the “Speaking Opportunity” it definitely is! Consequently, we don’t develop and practice our “presentation.” The result is sometimes an underwhelming and unmemorable, delivery. That could be a problem because it might not give the audience, and you never know who might be in it, the impression you are the Expert/Professional you are! Opportunities that could come your way, may not.

Here is a list of “Speaking Opportunities” that should not be taken casually. Read More→

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O VIDEO #1: Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking

This Video is the First of Nineteen about Lessening The Fear of Public Speaking! 

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Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking.

Here’s one of my “Nuggets to Lessen the Fear of Public Speaking.”

Never, and I mean Never tell the audience you have a fear of public speaking!

I have seen some of the best presentations almost ruined because the speaker got up and said, “I don’t like this. My heart is pounding! I really hate speaking in public.”

Never do that!

Three reasons:

  1. It could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. No negative talk!
  2. The audience will start looking for it.
    • “Well, I thought he looked pretty good, but he said he was nervous. Let me see. . .maybe his knees are shaking! I think I see some sweat on his brow!”
    • Don’t say that!
  3. It makes the audience feel uneasy.
    • They’re going to get away from listening to your message.
    • They feel uneasy because you said you feel uneasy.
    • Don’t do that! Read More→
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NS Branding IIIbo More Personal Branding Components!

This series of posts is devoted to NO SWEAT Branding, focusing on the concept that EVERYONE is Self-Employed.
We should promote ourselves through Personal Branding.

The previous articles addressed the first of these components and emphasized:

Branding Components include:
All Promotional Material, on-line and off-line.

There should be Brand Consistency in everything you distribute.

Your Clothing can be part of your brand.

Think about these people and Clothing that’s part of their Brand. Read More→

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NO SWEAT Personal BrandingB Personal Branding Components!

The first of this series, NO SWEAT  Personal Branding, noted EVERYONE is Self-Employed.
We should promote ourselves through Personal Branding.

The previous column addressed the first two components: Have a great Website and an iTunes Podcast Channel. This post, and successive ones, will address other components.

Branding Components include:
All Promotional Material, on-line and off-line.

There should be Brand Consistency in everything you distribute. Read More→

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NO SWEAT Personal Branding

O Let’s start with this premise:
Everyone should consider themselves to be Self-Employed!

There are very few “Lifetime Jobs,” positions taken with a company when you graduate, and retire from thirty or forty years later.

Lifetime Jobs existed generations ago. Those days are gone, and unlikely to return. Today’s reality is we must consistently hone the skills we have, and add new ones to that inventory. The goal is to become, and be recognized, as an EXPERT!
• We like to work with EXPERTS.
EXPERTS command more money for their products, services, and skills.

Hand-in-glove with being an EXPERT and Self-Employed means we need to promote ourselves.
Personal Branding is one of the main ingredients in this effort.

The above InfoGraph depicts the many ways Self-Promotion/Branding should, and can, be done. These are my Branding Efforts, and the template can be used for yours.

This post, and several that follow, will dissect and explain, each component. Let’s start at 12:00 and go clockwise. Read More→

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O LESSEN The Fear of Public Speaking! 

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Video Script: Fear of Public Speaking! Nuggets to Lessen It!

Fred Miller, “NO SWEAT Public Speaking!”

The premise of all these videos, and my mantra, is: Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities!”

People who take and make Speaking Opportunities: Grow their Businesses, Advance their Careers, and Increase their Leadership Roles.

No one has ever challenged that! Why would they!

This is the fourth in a series of videos about the Fear of Public Speaking!

Two of the previous videos delivered a number of answers to the WHYS and WHAT IFS people have about the Fear of Public Speaking.

This video starts addressing Nuggets to Lessen that Fear.

The First Nugget is NEVER Tell the audience you have a Fear of Public Speaking.

I can’t tell you how many otherwise great presentations have had a damper put on them because the speaker said something like, “I hate Public Speaking – I’m no good at it – I didn’t prepare – I’m nervous.”

NEVER say that! It could become a self-fulling prophecy.

People may look at you to see if you told the truth. Their wondering eyes could make you nervous!

The Second Nugget, and this is one of the Best, is: Read More→


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